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Somali statistics and Snakes.

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Submitted by Ron (United States), Oct 12, 2006 at 12:19

If anyone is wondering why so many Somali men are arriving into the USA illigally and becoming taxi drivers. The american wellfare system is the bait. Food stamps, free health care, free every month money. Comparing Somalia to the USA is like a FLY and ELEPHANT.

Jobs in Somalia pay a thousand times less that the american wellfare system pays. Why are they all taxi drivers? because they all are illiterate people with no qualifications at all. Riding on their Donkeys gives them the qualifications to ride a taxi. These people making more money in one day than they would make in one year in their old country. Here are some statistics from Google Somalia. Average income $ 600.00 per year. Life expectancy 46 years for men, 47 for women. Illiteracy 76 %.

Childbearing average 7.1 per women. Bigamy legit ( a few extra wives is OK). Unemployment not reported. Govemernment a Junta.

Here is the story about an old man and a snake. An old man found a badly wounded snake. he picked him up gently not to hurt him anymore and took him to his house for treatment. After a few weeks the snake recovered from his wounds, gained a few extra pouds and acted like he would like to be free. Before releasing the snake to the wild the old man made the a last minute check if he is OK to go. At that moment the snake used the occassion of men's distraction and bit him in the groin. Almost fainting he asked the snake why did he do this? The snake's reply was: when you took me into your house, you knew I was a snake.

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